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  09 September 2012
Exclusion is basically the same as Difference, except that when similiar colors cancel each other out, the resulting color is grey instead of black.

You can read some more in-depth info about the blend modes here:

...which also covers some math in case you are a programmer.
Nightshade UV Editor (script for Maya) - Extends Maya's default UV Texture Editor with additional tools.
  10 October 2012
The thread is awesome!
I have Photoshop CS5...and I have recently noticed that eraser can also paint . When I make a mistake (f.e. erase too much area) I can hold the "alt" key and move the mouse. Then Photoshop paint exactly the same image as it was. Great function.
  02 February 2013
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Very cool thread. Thanks a lot.
  02 February 2013
Thank you for this, it helped me very much.
  04 April 2013
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  06 June 2017
F5 = brush palette
F6 = color palette
F7 = layer palette

tab = hide gui
shift tab = hide half gui

q = selection mode

ctrl+0 = fit resolution
ctrl + alt + 0 = zoom in full resolution

ctrl + shift + alt + n = new layer

numbers with move tool changes opacity of the layer
with brush tool or other for colors change opacity of the tool

shift + numbers on top of the keyboard with brush tool change flow

(example 5 = 50% 05 = 5% 55 = 55%)

shift + alt + n = normal
shift + alt + m = multiply
shift + alt + s = screen
shift + alt + o = overlay
shift + alt + f = soft light
shift + alt + d = color dodge
shift + alt + b = color burn
shift + alt + c = color

same thing, with move tool change layer blending mode, with brush tool change tool blending mode

alt + backspace = fill with foreground
ctrl + backspace = fill with background
shift + backspace = fill with settings

if you apply something calling the same shortcut + alt recall the same effect with previous settings

ctrl + l = levels
if you press ok
ctrl + alt + l remember the previous change and you can apply to multiple layers
it works also for filters

ctrl + f reapply filter
ctrl + alt + f reapply same filter with settings remembering the previous settings

ctrl + shift + alt + t remember the transform setting, it works also for the movement, is like duplicate special in maya

/ or depends on keyboards or software version is pixel lock

if you know a shortcut for the tools, where ther is an arrow shift + shortcut call the different tool in the same category

example m = selection (maybe rectangular) shift + m = circular selection

if f change view going forward shift + f change view going backward

ctrl + tab change document to work with

ctrl + alt + v = perspective painting

ctrl + shift + x = liquify

working with text ctrl + enter or ctrl + alt + enter = apply

ctrl + click on layer pick layer selection
ctrl + click on channel pick channel selection
alt + click on layer mask go in the layer mask mode
shift + click on layer mask disable layer mask

alt + click on eye icon of the layer go in solo mode

with brush

alt + click = pick a color

alt + right click and drag horizontally change brush size
alt + right click vertically change brush hardness

shift + alt + right click choose color in place

ctrl + alt + spacebar = zoom dinamically
ctrl + + zoom in
ctrl + - zoom out
ctrl + alt + + zoom in with the window
ctrl + alt + - zoom out with the window

if you ctrl + click on new layer button it makes a new layer below instead above

ctrl + shift + u = desaturate

shift + F6 = feather selection

ctrl + w = close document
ctrl + alt + w = close all documents

with move tool if you hit ctrl + click on a layer in the document (not the layer stack) it takes, select that layer

  07 July 2017
An interesting shortcut that cuts back some extra clicks. Image source

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